Access Student Page (includes Focus Words list and slides for the unit)trait
noun – an observable characteristic based on genetic background
What are some traits of a pea plant?
adjective – always observable, even when paired with a different trait
What is a dominant trait for the stem of a pea plant?
adjective – only visible when no dominant trait is present
What is the recessive trait for the flower color of a pea plant?
verb – to receive a trait from a parent or previous generation
What happens when an offspring inherits one dominant and one recessive trait from its parents?
noun – a person’s children or an animal’s young
Describe the offspring of the black rabbits, Jet and Midnight.
noun – a single step of the ancestry of a living thing (i.e., a mother and daughter are one generation apart)
Explain how a recessive trait can skip a generation.
adjective – questioning common beliefs
What theories of heredity made Mendel skeptical?
noun – an offspring of two different varieties of plant or animal
Describe how pea plants produce a generation of hybrids.